Peralta wins 13th, Brewers beat Cardinals 7-4 (Yahoo Sports) - Aramis Ramirez knows he's not supposed to have success like this against Adam Wainwright. ''I don't have an explanation for it,'' the Milwaukee Brewers cleanup man said after setting the tone with a home run and RBI double off the St. Louis Cardinals' ace in a 7-4 victory Friday night. ''I don't know, for some reason I get good swings and good pitches to hit.'' Ramirez has three homers, eight doubles and eight RBIs to go with a .415 average against Wainwright, the best in the majors against the right-hander. The homer was the first Wainwright has ever allowed on a 3-0 count. George suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition (Yahoo Sports) - Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion. Trainers immediately ran onto the floor and after roughly 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. With players looking visibly upset, coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished. Vogelsong stifles Mets in Giants' 5-1 win (Yahoo Sports) - Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet. Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling. He was just fine, finishing off his second career complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid. ''I just kind of didn't answer them because I didn't want to come out,'' said Vogelsong, who had a six-inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011. Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue (Yahoo Sports) - BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- A person familiar with the meeting says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's appeal hearing with the NFL lasted nearly 10 hours and will resume Monday. Vogelsong stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 win (Yahoo Sports) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid. Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing Juan Lagares' soft single leading off the sixth and Lucas' Duda's 20th homer to start the eighth. Vogelsong threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6 minutes. Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Francisco. Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended (Yahoo Sports) - The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test. Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company that he would take a leave of absence effective immediately to seek professional help for ''personal challenges.'' The announcement Thursday brought an abrupt end to his PGA Tour season, knocking him out of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. ''With regards to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour,'' the tour's statement said. On Thursday, after Johnson announced his leave of absence, the only statement from the tour was that it had ''nothing to add'' and that it wished him well and looked forward to his return. Malzahn: Marshall, Mincy won't start vs. Arkansas (Yahoo Sports) - Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall and cornerback Jonathon Mincy won't start in the Tigers' opener against Arkansas, while starting guard Alex Kozan is out for the season. Coach Gus Malzahn made those announcements Friday after the defending Southeastern Conference champions finished their first practice of preseason camp. He didn't say how long Marshall or Mincy will remain on the bench against the Razorbacks on Aug. 30. ''I've decided that they will not start Game 1 as part of their punishment,'' Malzahn said. The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled Glasgow - How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines. Hamilton accepts 'difficult weekends' - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he wouldn't change his "difficult" season despite problems in qualifying in the last two races. Tour refutes report Johnson suspended (Yahoo Sports) - AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The PGA Tour is refuting a report that Dustin Johnson has been suspended.

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Lexus signs 2-year deal to sponsor Colorado race (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 31, 2014, 1:43 pm]
Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis. Lexus will become the official vehicle of the Colorado stage race, which begins Aug. 18 in Aspen. Lexus also announced Thursday that it will provide 125 cars for the race-day caravans. Last year, Lexus commissioned 100 special-edition road bikes designed to demonstrate some shared characteristics between its cars and bikes.

Belkin strike it lucky with Dutch lottery sponsorship (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 2:53 pm]
A sponsorship deal with the Dutch national lottery operator guaranteed the Belkin cycling team's future on Wednesday. The Lotto company will become the main sponsor of both the professional cycling team and a Dutch speed skating squad. "This unique concept brings Holland's biggest high endurance sports together," said Richard Plugge, managing director of the Belkin team, hailing an agreement that will take effect in 2015 for an initial two years. Belkin placed second in the team classification for the Tour de France on Sunday, but they have had a difficult time commercially in recent years.

2015 Giro to start with team time trial in Liguria (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:11 am]
The 2015 Giro d'Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast. It will be the first time that a stage in a Grand Tour will take place entirely on a cycle path, with the 18-kilometer (11-mile) opening leg on the stunning Riviera dei Fiori course built on a former rail track. The region of Liguria will host the first three stages of the 98th Italian Grand Tour, race organizer RCS Sport announced on Tuesday. Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, who won the Giro in 2013, hinted he would ride in next year's race as part of a possible Giro-Tour double.

Correction: Tour de France story (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 6:14 pm]
In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. A corrected version of the story is below: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France Crowning of an 'emperor': Vincenzo Nibali gives Italy its 1st Tour de France winner since 1998 By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

Humble, ambitious Nibali had early cycling dream (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 11:17 pm]
As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany - and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours watching footage of riders like Italian greats Felice Gimoni, Giuseppi Saronni and Francesco Moser. Nibali reportedly said he cannot really speak much with his proud grandfather about his Tour de France these days: He cries too much.

5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 21 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:53 pm]
Marcel Kittel outsprinted Alexander Kristoff on the avenue of the Champs-Elysees in the last stage, a 137.5-kilometer (85.4-mile) ceremonial procession from Evry to Paris, to tie overall leader Vincenzo Nibali for the most stage wins at this Tour de France with four. Here are five things to know about the Tour on Sunday: JOB DONE: Astana, the Kazakh team of Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali, has come a long way in the last five years, says the head of Kazakh Cycling. In 2010, Alberto Contador won the Tour, only to have his victory stripped over a positive doping test. Kairat Kelimbetov, president of Kazakh Cycling and governor of the country's central bank, said in a phone interview that it was a ''very challenging'' task when he took over in 2010.

Vincenzo Nibali Fact Box (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 8:49 pm]
PARIS (AP) -- Vincenzo Nibali fact box after his first Tour de France title on Sunday:

Australia's Willoughby wins supercross (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 8:23 pm]
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Australia's Sam Willoughby won the elite men's supercross and Colombia's Mariana Pajon took the women's race Sunday on the final day of the BMX World Championships.

Tour de France Stage 21 at a glance (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 8:22 pm]
PARIS (AP) -- A brief look at the 21st stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:

Pinot leads the way for new French generation (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 6:24 pm]
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - For the first time in 30 years France had two riders on the Tour de France overall podium on Sunday – and there could be more to come from a wave of rising talent. Veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud and youngster Thibaut Pinot finished second and third overall behind Italy's dominant Vincenzo Nibali with Romain Bardet in sixth place. While Peraud, 37, may never feature on the Tour podium again, Pinot and Bardet both have long careers ahead of them as they lead a new generation of bold Frenchmen. In a sport continually fighting the stigma of drugs, France has been at the forefront of the battle against doping, and for years – when the blood-boosting EPO was ravaging the peloton – stage wins and occasional spells in yellow were the reward.

Nibali's journey from Sicily ends in yellow in Paris (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:55 pm]
Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as aggressive as he is on the bike, joined Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador and his compatriot Felice Gimondi as winners of all three grands tours. The son of Giovanna and Salvatore, who own a movie rental shop, Nibali quickly realized riding his bike around the local streets would not be enough to emulate Gimondi.

PROFILE-Cycling-Nibali's journey from Sicily ends in yellow in Paris (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:48 pm]
By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 27 - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as aggressive as he is on the bike, joined Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador and his compatriot Felice Gimondi as winners of all three grands tours. The son of Giovanna and Salvatore, who own a movie rental shop, Nibali quickly realised riding his bike around the local streets would not be enough to emulate Gimondi.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:21 pm]
Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday. The 29-year-old native of Messina, Italy, is set to enter the history books as only the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - of France, Italy and Spain - and become the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race since Marco Pantani in 1998.

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to do so since 1998 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:15 pm]
PARIS (AP) -- Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to do so since 1998.

Cycling-Italian Nibali wins Tour de France (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:15 pm]
PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) - Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday when he safely crossed the finish line of the last stage, a 137.5-km ride from Evry to the capital won by Germany's Marcel Kittel. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)

Vos wins inaugural women's race at Tour de France (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 4:55 pm]
PARIS (AP) -- Marianne Vos of the Netherlands has won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris'Champs-Elysees.

Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 2:42 pm]
Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday. The 29-year-old native of Messina, Italy, is set to enter the history books as only the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - of France, Italy and Spain - and become the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race since Marco Pantani in 1998.

5 Things about the Tour de France Stage 20 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 7:40 pm]
Tony Martin lived up to his world champion status by winning the time trial, the 20th and second-to-last stage of the Tour de France. As impressive was fourth place for Vincenzo Nibali, the Tour champion-in-waiting. Here are five things to know about the Tour on Saturday: NIBALI INTO HISTORY: Nibali says he hasn't thought yet about what it will mean on Sunday when he wins the Tour for the first time, and becomes the seventh champion from Italy. ''I never think about entering history.'' The 29-year-old from Sicily is the first Italian winner since Marco Pantani - but Pantani's victory came in the scandal-marred 1998 Tour, when rampant doping nearly killed the Tour.

Tour de France Stage 20 at a glance (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 7:21 pm]
PERIGUEUX, France (AP) -- A brief look at the 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday:

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 6:33 pm]
Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France with another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. For days, his domination has reduced the drama to who would join him on the final podium on Sunday. The Stage 20 time trial solved that: Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot. The duo did enough to leave behind an unlucky Alejandro Valverde of Spain in their three-man race for the final podium.





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